While many were pleased for the meeting with the prime minister, such as Songkick's chief technology officer Dan Crow, some were more apprehensive. Mint Digital's chief creative officer Andy Bell said 'no' to Tech City, adding: "Government, leave us alone!", throwing criticism towards the big-name players:
"We don't want a culture of chasing grants and buttering up officials. We don't particularly want to encourage Facebook or Cisco to set up here -- if they do, that's fine -- but if they don't that means less competition for great talent (the key resource).
The best thing the government can do is get out of our hair and use the money to reduce their funding gap or, if they really want, throw a big party. Actually, I wouldn't trust a government party."
While there has been a slight of controversy, the UK government is attaching "Her Majesty's" status to official iPhone and Android applications. Created by Mobile Roadie, these applications are the second government-approved applications bar the official 10 Downing Street applications.
Downing Street did not comment as to why a BlackBerry version had not been developed.
Both applications are available in their platform's respective markets, the Apple App Store and the Android Market.